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"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:27 min | 3 weeks ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"See a new acceptance of flexible work schedules and flexible work arrangements. Here's her question. On the past, this kind of flexibility has come at a price and often puts Women on the mommy track where we're perceived as being less committed, less hardworking and ultimately having less potential and being less deserving of promotions and leadership roles. How could we change this narrative around festival work to make it the norm rather than an accommodation on better support the careers of women and care givers? I mean, can we even change the narrative? What do you think, Jen? I think we have changed the narrative. You know, I never used the phrase opportunity to describe anything related to this pandemic. But, you know, as we watched the health crisis and on top of that and economic crisis and on top of that a cure giving crisis. I think it has made it clear that the changes that we need our structural and things like flexible scheduling and child care and paid leave, and all of these Policies that we know work. T O help people navigate their responsibilities at home in their responsibilities at work have become seen as as public responsibilities, not just the responsibilities of individual workers and again, particularly women who have, you know, in the past, least in this country been left to navigate these things by themselves. I want to talk about women of color, especially because data from the last year shows that job losses have hit women of color hardest. Engine. L I know that is something that you have been thinking a lot about. So can you tell us what can be done about this? Women of color have definitely been hit Hardest by this pandemic. You know, I think the thing that makes me excited. I mean, it's terrible to say anything makes me excited. The world is still Still lots of problems. Yeah, something that I'm looking forward to is the president's American jobs plan because it doesn't just restore women of color back to January of 2020. It doesn't even restore them back to four years ago. It really is looking at a once in a generation investment. In the sectors that mostly employed black and brown women. I mean the investments in care as infrastructure and the care economy and small business owners who run child care centers. This will change black and brown women the entire trajectory of their economic life. One of the stats. I like to keep my back pocket is after the great recession, we saw headlines say, you know, this is the biggest and longest best expansion of the economy we've ever seen. But black women's employment didn't actually return until 2018. So when I find saying that, you know the economy is great, I think not for people look like me that for black women, they're still suffering recessionary conditions, and I'm just So so so excited that we're not just like providing immediate relief and recovery but also just really investing in long term structural change. You know, I was struck as I was digging into the data for this conversation by how long the U. S. Has had an economy that just is not structured. A favor women or people of color or families. For that matter. I mean women have been such a large part of the workforce for decades. And I'm just wondering as each of you spend your days thinking about the economy. Why do you think it has been so difficult to implement policies? That bring more equity of all China in here and let Jim l login chime in on this well as women who entered the labor market and weaved into different jobs, and we've opened up all different occupations, brew and civil rights legislation. What we haven't done yet, As you alluded to is really address the needs of families to have someone to help deal with those care giving aspects and that is really haunted. Our economy and this is mixing is very different than our economic competitors who have made those investments so it's hard because we have to get a new mindset, actually addressing using inequalities across our Carnie will create stronger growth. And that's the new narrative. But let me ask you Is there truly a new narrative Jin allergen does this moment really feel different that there really will be a shift towards more equitable policies for women in this economy? I think it is. I think the pandemic and this recession have shown that we really do need each other that an economy built on the structural flaws of racism and inequality. Is less stable for everyone right it is. It is decimated entire structures, its tire sectors industries. Local economies really has shown that when we have an economy that is You know, just the rich getting Richard. Everyone else doing worse off. We just were all worse off. And so I think that this really has opened up a new audience, too, You know. Aggressive economic ideas to say that when we invest in low wage workers when we invest in the middle class, it makes our accounting more resilient and it makes us and I think we finally are at the moment. Having seen what we've all seen what this pandemic has made visible. What has so long been invisible? Is that This change is not only the right thing, but it's also the smart thing for everybody. Jen Klein is co chair of the White House Gender Policy Council. General Jones is the chief labor economist and Heather Boucher is a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. These are three of the women leading US economic.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

05:30 min | 3 weeks ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"See a new acceptance of flexible work schedules and flexible work arrangements. Here's her question. On the past, this kind of flexibility has come at a price and often puts Women on the mommy track where we're perceived as being less committed, less hardworking and ultimately having less potential and being less deserving of promotions and leadership roles. How could we change this narrative around festival work to make it the norm rather than an accommodation on better support the careers of women and care givers? I mean, can we even change the narrative? What do you think, Jen? I think we have changed the narrative. You know, I never used the phrase opportunity to describe anything related to this pandemic. But, you know, as we watched the health crisis and on top of that and economic crisis on top of that, a cure giving crisis. I think it has made it clear that the changes that we need our structural and things like flexible scheduling and child care and paid leave, and all of these Policies that we know work. T O help people navigate their responsibilities at home in their responsibilities at work have become seen as as public responsibilities, not just the responsibilities of individual workers and again, particularly women who have, you know, in the past, least in this country been left to navigate these things by themselves. I want to talk about women of color it especially because data from the last year shows that job losses have hit women of color hardest. Engine. L I know that is something that you have been thinking a lot about. So can you tell us what can be done about this? Women of color have definitely been hit Hardest by this pandemic. You know, I think the thing that makes me excited. I mean, it's terrible to say anything makes me excited. The world is still Still lots of problems. Yeah, something that I'm looking forward to is the president's American jobs plan because it doesn't just restore women of color back to January of 2020. It doesn't even restore them back to four years ago. It really is looking at a once in a generation investment. In the sectors that mostly employed black and brown women. I mean the investments in care as infrastructure and the care economy and small business owners who run child care centers. This will change black and brown women the entire trajectory of their economic life. You know, one of the stats. I like to keep my back pocket is after the great recession, we saw headlines say, You know, this is the biggest and longest best expansion of the economy we've ever seen. Black women's employment didn't actually return until 2018. So when I find saying that, you know the economy is great, I think not for people look like me that for black women, they're still suffering recessionary conditions, and I'm just So so so excited that we're not just like providing immediate relief and recovery but also just really investing in long term structural change. You know, I was struck as I was digging into the data for this conversation by how long the U. S. Has had an economy that just is not structured to favor women or people of color or families. For that matter. I mean, women. Have been such a large part of the workforce for decades. I'm just wondering as each of you spend your days thinking about the economy. Why do you think it has been so difficult to implement policies? That bring more equity. I'll chime in here and let Jim knowledge and chime in a swell as women who entered the labor market and we've been two different jobs, and we've opened up all different occupations through civil rights legislation. What we haven't done yet, if you alluded to is really address the needs of families to have someone to help deal with those care, giving aspects I mean, that is really haunted. Our economy and this is mixing is very different than our economic competitors who have made those investments. So it's hard because we have to get a new mindset, actually addressing reason. Inequalities across our Carnie will create stronger road and that's been your narrative. But let me ask you Is there truly a new narrative Jin allergen does this moment. Really feel different that there really will be a shift towards more equitable policies for women in this economy. I think it is. I think the pandemic and this recession have shown that we really do need each other. The an economy built on the structural flaws of racism and inequality is less stable for everyone. Right It is it is. Decimated entire structures, entire sectors industries, local economies really has shown that when we have an economy that is, you know, just the rich getting Richard. Everyone else doing worse off. We just We're all worse off. And so I think that this really has opened up a new audience, too, You know. Aggressive economic ideas to say that when we invest in low wage workers when we invest in the middle class, it makes our accounting more resilient and it makes us and I think we finally are at the moment. Having seen what we've all seen what this pandemic has made visible. What has so long been invisible is that this change is not only the right thing, but it's also the smart thing for everybody. Jen Klein is co chair of the White House Gender Policy Council. General Jones is the chief labor economist and Heather Boucher is a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. These are three of the women leading US economic policy right now..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:09 min | 2 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"From Bloomberg World Headquarters. I'm Charlie Pelant dip buyers drove a rebound in stocks after an earlier about of selling pushed the NASDAQ 100 down 10% from a record Today we saw the NASDAQ 100 Index advanced 1.6% turned out to be an update for the Dow, The S and P. NASDAQ composite index is well everybody closing at or near session highs today s and P up 73 again of 1.95%. The Dow up 572. Up. 1.9%. NASDAQ up 196 points up by one of the half percent keep mind that in the early going, stocks were lower across the board. 10 Year Yield This job's Friday 1.56% Gold up 2/10 of 1% $1700.64 a gallon center rally for crude today up 3.5%. 66 09 for a barrel of W T. I've a TNT and three executives are being sued by federal regulators. The SEC for selectively disclosing nonpublic information about the company's finances to Wall Street analysts. I'm Charlie Fella. That is a Bloomberg business Flash. This'll is Bloomberg sound on with Kevin, sir, really on Bloomberg Radio. My name is Kevin. So really, I am the chief Washington correspondent for Bloomberg Television and for Bloomberg Radio accompanied The Bloomberg politics team genius Manzano and Rick Davis on Friday. I mean, I want to stay with this conversation about what's happening up in the Senate. We just got a White House dispatch from the deputy director. Of the National Economic Council at the White House, but rock drummer Marty Jeannie but meanwhile, up on Capitol Hill, they're going to be working all night. Talk about a lot of drama. But still everyone's expecting that this ultimately gets past they are and I think it's worth noting both in your interview, and we've heard from other people in the White House that despite the fact we all expect this gets passed by the narrowest of margins. 51. The White House seems concerned that this job's report may give the GOP maybe some moderates father for pushing back on the size of the bill s so they seemed to be, you know, wanting to underplay or downplay the numbers. You know the sort of the positive news that you read at the top there and so you know, I think there is some concern there that while this looks to be done There is still chance a little wiggle room there, maybe for Republicans to make hay out of this and they're pushing back against it. It's a game of political poker. Never in my years of covering jobs date Have I ever seen in administration trying to say it's a bad jobs number just thinking even when it's a good jobs number and to your point, my colleague David Westin, on balance of Power, spoke with Heather Boucher. Who's a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. I mean, this this quote, really, just it's brilliant. I mean, it just sums up the whole entire kitten. Caboodle hears the sound on this from Heather Bechet. First of all, it's great that people got jobs in February. That's that's important. We should celebrate it. But I got to tell you, you know, we have the jobs deficit there were in about 9.5 million jobs over the past year. That is a bigger deficit than we saw in the deepest, darkest days of the great recession. So while this was, you know, a good report. In some ways it is. We're certainly not out of the woods yet, and there remain significant challenges facing the U. S economy and particularly facing the U. S labor market. Rick Davis. They want the whole kit and caboodle up on Capitol Hill that try to get to that stimulus. $1.9 trillion and not one penny less. Yeah, they they're fighting it hard. They're all out. The President's Economic Council has been working overtime today. Exercise that same message. And look, I mean, realistically, anybody is taking a victory lap on the economy is premature. So, yes, good jobs report. Still nine a half million people unemployed, higher and minority communities and distressed areas a lot of work to get people back to where they were before Cove ID. On and we'll see what comes out of the Senate..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:53 min | 3 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish, and I'm very Louise Kelly this first Friday in February began with a tie getting broken. The Senate being equally divided. The vice president votes in the affirmative, and the concurrent resolution as amended is adopted. That was around 5:30 A.m. today, having worked all night, the Senate passed a key budget resolution, with Vice President Kamila Harris casting her first tiebreaker vote. It's a resolution that could pave the way for President Joe Biden's $1.9 Trillion coronavirus relief package. Should Democrats decide to act without Republican support, then a few hours later this morning. Came the latest jobs report showing growth yes, but sluggish. The U. S. Has recovered. Just over half of the 22 million jobs lost last March and April. At the White House today, Biden said the job numbers bolster the case for his relief bill. The biggest risk is not going to big If we go is if we go too small. Package includes money for things like vaccine distributions, stimulus checks and extending unemployment benefits, which expire next month. I know some in Congress think we've already done enough to deal with the crisis in the country. Others think that things are getting better. We can't afford to sit back. Neither do little or do nothing at all. That's not what I see. Joining us now to talk through all this is Biden advisor Heather Boucher. She serves on the White House Council of Economic Advisers welcomed all things considered. Thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. Let's start with this latest jobs report, US employers did add almost 50,000 jobs. But to the Congressional Budget Office warned this week it could take until 2024 to get back to where employment Woz pre pandemic. What is your takeaway from these latest numbers? Well, this was a really disappointing jobs report for January. I mean, what it shows is that over the past three months, we've added about 29,000 jobs per month, on average, compared to adding nearly a million in the prior three months on average. We've seen a real slow down in the pace of job gains. And you know CBO projects as you noted that if we do not take action in past the American rescue plan, get these relief into place. We are likely to see unemployment remaining high and tell 2024 above. You know where it was pre pandemic, So this really does underscore That there is incredibly high cost in action in the urgency of the economic situation. So you see the solution to this. The answer to how you get jobs back to the millions of people who lost their jobs during this pandemic as being part of the Big Cove. It really still that the Biden administration wants to push there. I think that the economic relief starts with the covert relief bill because you know, getting the economy back on track definitely starts with addressing the pandemic. We must contain it and thats court of this plant. Right, reopening schools, making sure that people get vaccinated, making sure the communities have everything they need to contain the virus while at the same time making sure that families and businesses had the support the relief. They need to. Whether this crisis unemployment benefits, direct checks, other kinds of aid, you know, support to help childcare centers open safely and then, of course, paid leave for those folks who are sick and need to stay out of work. So it's that 12 punch that I think is so important. Well, let me push you on this to the point that we have to go big. We just heard President Biden make it They're the biggest risk isn't going too big. It's it's going too small. What if What if that's wrong? There are a lot of people, not just Republicans asking, you will have seen this op ed that's making a lot of waves by Larry Summers, who was Clinton's Treasury secretary and worked for President Obama to In which he argues $1.9 trillion. It's too big could overheat the economy. Well, you know, I'm going to put myself in the same group as Federal Reserve Chairman Powell, who has also said that you know the danger of doing too little overwhelms the danger of doing too much. You know, we have interested, right? Both risky. But you would rather do too much than too I would much rather do too much. I mean, Larry Summers is talking about the risk of inflation. But yet we know that that has not been the problem, and in fact the Fed is have had. Is that a hard time getting inflation up to the level of which they want it? And really, the risk is that you have this long term scarring on families on workers and on small businesses and firms that are just unable to weather this crisis while we deal with the pandemic. What about the point? The Congress just passed a relief package in December, Not although that money has even been used yet. Well, that's you know, the package that passed in December was certainly important, but it was insufficient and it did not provide enough resources to deal with all the aspects of the pandemic that we need to deal with. And it didn't provide enough relief to families again. I forget man, just like sure. You understand, It's not all of that He has even been spent insufficient if it's some of it still sitting there Well, we certainly know where it's. It's Certain things. So we do know that on do you know the the danger here is that there's not enough money flowing to the economy, the dangerous that we do not get this pandemic under control fast enough. That far outweighs dangerous of inflation that are You know, just that is not the most pressing concern right now. Really? The most pressing concern is helping families and businesses it one more concern that President Biden has said he is committed to that he feels is pressing is hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour. That is something the Senate did not advance last night. How committed is the administration? Getting that done. Well, the president has said, You know, I'll do the campaign and into governing that he is definitely committed to raising the minimum wage is committed to the $15 an hour and you know he talks a lot, and this is so important. There's so many of those essential workers have been out there toiling retail workers, grocery store clerks, Um you know, child care workers and the like, who really need a raise and raising the minimum wage is court of that value in court of rewarding that really important work that they're doing quite bright. Likely really important for the recovery. Okay, that is Heather Boucher of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Thanks for your time today and please come back and keep talking to us as we figure out where this is headed next..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:50 min | 3 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"That's when the market started to enter a period of distress. So what you look for is a margin forecast peak. You know, just based on company transcript, mentions of inflation and alone and the rolling pace of inflation, the lack of wage inflation that works we saw in the jobs report this morning. All of that, in summary suggests to me that there's very looted risk to margins coming from inflation until we get to a much, much faster pace of growth. Gina Thank you so much for the appearances today, leading our coverage of Bloomberg intelligence on the equity markets and in the stock market, Gina Martin Adams here. Again the levels 3883 again I mentioned s and P 4000 is a round number down 31,090 on level NASDAQ. Are we looking at 14,000? Maybe not yet, but a nice lift to the market. As well. Lisa. One of the things that is not coming is the vics. You know, it's like a Dean Kurnit kind of question. But the vics of 21.61 really ought to be at 19 or dare I say 17. It's not well policy uncertainty, and I would say it's not policy. The Federal Reserve. It's the policy of Washington, D C, and how much that could affect markets Nice every time. I mean, honestly, if Congress passes a $1.9 trillion stimulus, what does that do to the rates market? What does that do to inflation expectations that are already at the highest level since 2018 time? Well, and again, I'd read this summer's essay is a clinic on whether you agree or disagree with Professor Summers. The idea of the dynamics that we will see forward a swell. Listen, we gotta turn to the Super Bowl. Are you going down to Tampa? I sorry. We've been so busy. Are you going to champion? You should be sorry. Yes, of course. I'm taking your private jet. We liked it that you were Actually Riley from ST Louis has a jet. She's already there Burn stakeout last night, folks, This is news you can use Was attended Yankee Spring training. Soriano was just phenomenal. You look across from Yankee spring training over to the stadium on the distance, and this is set back from the ocean in Tampa, and for those of you, I'm saying this for Pharaoh who I know is listening. John will be there, and it's important, John understand? Burned Steak House is the only reason to go to Tampa. And it's 4.3 distant miles away from the stadium. Leave the game early, because Brady I will be the least of radio haven't sealed up by second hand. Yeah, well, we'll see about that. I think that it's going to be interesting to also see some normalcy come back to the world as 2021 search to perhaps get a little bit more back to something familiar to pre pandemic disease. You know, we're getting there. It's been interesting. Whatever your politics has been an amazing 3.5 weeks. Off the inauguration. There'll be a reassessment John Farrow and speaking to the White House, Heather Boucher will join with the Council of Economic Advisers of First Look from the Bajan in administration for Bloomberg. On this job's day Fishers of 18 stay with the sand,.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

01:40 min | 5 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Presidency. Another state is certifying its election results more from Casey hunts. Arizona officials finished up their meeting where they formally certified the state's election results as a wind provided State's governor was in attendance for the meeting, and so was the state's attorney general. President. Electoral Biden Gains 11 electoral votes Wisconsin is expected to certify Biden as its winner. Later today, Officials with President elect Joe Biden are confirming that former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will be nominated for Treasury secretary. She'd be the first woman to ever hold that job. Reporter Alley, but tally unveils two more members of the Biden Harris economic team. Heather Boucher, an economist who will be on the Council of Economic Advisers, as well as Jared Bernstein, an economist who has long served and advised the former vice president. Now President elect Joe Biden. Pending home sales are down as the average price of a home goes even higher than average $313,000 you're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Hurricane season ends today. Forecasters, however, are still concerned about two possible storms. A non tropical low pressure system is currently producing showers and thunderstorms. A few 100 miles south east of Bermuda. Another non tropical low is expected to form over the eastern Atlantic this weekend. The head of the Florida Climate Center says storms can still form in December. It's sea surface temperatures reach about 80 degrees or higher. An actor from the original Star Wars trilogy passed away over the weekend with his daughter, saying he had suffered from covert 19..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:41 min | 5 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Like Jared Bernstein and Heather Boucher. Um people like Brian Deese. His name is out there for any see director Hey, worked on the auto bailouts during the last financial crisis. So these are people with a lot of deep policy experience and who have a lot of thoughts that they've already been putting out there throughout the year on how to address the economic crisis, eh? So I think that he has his his pick of a lot of experts. But we haven't nailed down and we haven't been able to confirm any names that I'm sure will be working on that through the weekend, but we'll know soon. Competition for the scoops continues. Kate Davidson at the Wall Street Journal and City Paretti a politico. Thanks so much. Thanks, Kimberly. Thank you. Shortened trading day Post holiday but just enough time to breaks more records. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. For business and economy show the day after Thanksgiving usually has a pretty obvious lead story. Hordes of crazed shoppers storming big box stores. Accepted this year. That is not a good look. And so we consumers are expected to do more of our holiday shopping online than we ever have before. As marketplaces Meghan McCarty, Karina reports all of that e commerce is putting a strain on shipping and potentially delaying deliveries. We'll end up spending an estimated 30% more online this year. The good news is we've had a bit of a dress rehearsal. Amazon was the great example here where they had holiday level crush in the spring. A detail mayor with the Brookings Institution says the shutdowns early in the pandemic caused a sudden surge in e commerce that no one had anticipated. That led to big delays, Retailers and package carriers have been preparing staffing up and building new fulfillment centers. But that may not be enough, says the teach, gentle who heads the shipping software company Ship Matrix. People who are expecting packages should be prepared that many more of them to see here will take a day or two days longer. He estimates the demand for shipping will exceed capacity by about seven million packages a day, more than three times as many as last year. FedEx and UPS of basically said they won't pick up any of that access because it would threaten their ability to hit deadlines. But the United States Postal Service. Unfortunately, postal Service doesn't have the ability to limit packages air volume and have become the de facto carrier of last resort. Gordon Glaser is a consultant with ship where he says USPS, which is a marketplace underwriter, is still recovering from slowdowns over the summer. Meanwhile, many retailers have partnered with on demand delivery services like insta card promoted curbside pickup and started Black Friday sales early in the month, says Michael Brown, with Carney consultants. So many retailers have been promoting early to try to push some of that demand forward. But we do say that there will be early cut offs to get deliveries in time, he says. Consumers who don't get their orders in by December, 15th could end up with some empty space under the tree. I making McCarty carino for marketplace. It's been just over a month since the MBA's bubble season ended, but another season is set to tip off and just a few weeks, it will be a shortened season and in some markets, teams will actually get to play in front of fans. Marketplaces. Eric Embarrass took a look at the economic arguments behind the MBA scheduling. Right now, the N B A is going through the same bad business climate as a lot of other businesses, says Can IX rupture with the Global sport Institute at Arizona State University? There is a major concern about making sure revenues Florida level where you can Maintained salaries at the same level. The MBA is getting its new season started when more people are spending time at home and other sports or in their off seasons. Raghu Cottage is with the TV data company, Alfonso so envious calculation, maybe to sort of take advantage of that. And provide an earlier start. So they can, you know, capitalize a little bit on the demand do tow sort of winter and an indoor activity being more in demand. MBA relies on all the ad money it brings in on Christmas Day. The league has invested a lot in selling Christmas as basketball's holiday the way Thanksgiving is for football, says University of Oregon professor Courtney Cox. The maintenance of that kind of Hoops holiday is really important. The money made by starting in late December, could have anywhere from 500 million to a billion dollars to the MBA's bottom line. This new season will also cost the MBA hundreds of millions of dollars less to put on because the teams won't play in a bubble and some Manda playing in front of crowds. That poses some risks for the league says they've buried a sports economist at Southern Utah University. We're probably going to see outcomes like the NFL, where your A C game's canceled games postponed..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:48 min | 9 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And as Heather Boucher says, the shock of the pandemic and the government's halting response to it are deepening pre existing problems in the American economy. She's the president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and she joins us now. Hello? Thank you. It's a real pleasure to be here with you. You write that economic inequality has left the United States particularly vulnerable to shock such as health, climate and economic crises. How so? How can inequality making economy more vulnerable to an already dangerous shock? So sometimes we say the word inequality. We just think that it It just means something about money writer just means people in poverty. But really, what it means is that there are thes fragilities had been created across our economy and across our society. You know, when you think back to February, just his cove in 19 was coming on to into the our country and in so many workplaces across the country. People didn't even have the right to a paid sick day. They maybe didn't have access to affordable health care if they fear that they were sick, those kinds of fragilities that air created by unequal access to good jobs. Of the kind of fragilities that made our society much more vulnerable to this crisis, then our economic competitors. So what needs to happen that in your view? One of the first places we need to look is to make our society more resilient to shocks in the future. We need to make workers and their families more resilient. So that starts with a bucket of policies. Such his paid leave, making sure that people have access to safe and affordable childcare, making sure that people have access Teo, I'm safe and affordable. High quality health care, But then we also need to fix some of the big distortions in our economy caused by this massive inequality. United States is an economy where firms have become increasingly concentrated over time. Where and more and more industries there's fewer and fewer big firms that are doing the most business. Sort of squeezing out the little guy. This crisis is only going to exacerbate that. Finally, we need to make sure that we have a tax system that provides the revenue. The government needs to be prepared for crises as well as to do the day in and day out Work of government. We gave these massive tax cuts in 2017 to those at the top of the income distribution. Starving government of its capacity to act. We need to rethink that. You understand, Of course, that you're waiting into very political waters here. They're very different visions about what is important and essential in an economy like the United States, and this administration argues that they created one of the best economies that anyone has seen in recent history when we consider when the pandemic struck, unemployment was at the historic low. And indeed Given the very low level of unemployment that we saw in 2019 and 2018 economists would have predicted that wages would have risen much faster, especially for workers at the lower into the wage spectrum. So while the economy was growing, it also had these underlying fragilities and because of those tax cuts, we were unprepared for a crisis that experts had warned the government could happen. Now we know the challenges due to climate change are right around the corner. The organization responsible for predicting hurricanes for this year, has predicted so many that they're going to run out of letters of the alphabet. And yet The administration right now is saying, Well, why don't we take money from the federal Emergency management system that helps with with hurricanes and give that money to help unemployed people sort of robbing Peter to pay Paul and so we can have arguments about how strong you want economic growth to be, But the proof is in the pudding. What we see is an economy that was incredibly fragile because it been terribly mismanaged. Heather Boucher is the president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Thank you very much. Thank you. It's been a real pleasure. It's a fact face masks can reduce the spread of Corona virus, but there's no reason we can't look good in them. The need for this new accessory has unleashed a wave of creativity. Take entrepreneur Ryan Glenn's handmade cloth D'azure, which features a bunch of like diamonds and riot stones on a piece of material that sign very sparkly. And then the sunlight. Glen has already sold thousands of these bedazzled masks on Etsy. In fact, the Internet is filled. With these unique pieces. Social media is where you'll also find influencers wearing name brands think Gucci. Even.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:18 min | 9 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"FM and AM a 20 NPR news in the New York conversation. This is weekend edition from NPR News, Louie Garcia Navarro. Talks are stalled over additional aid to help people businesses, cities and states get through this pandemic, and no new negotiations are scheduled. A break in the $600 assistance payments is keeping markets on edge, and the Commerce Department says it's responsible for weak retail sales growth. And as Heather Boucher says, the shock of the pandemic and the government's halting response to it are deepening pre existing problems in the American economy. She's the president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and she joins us now. Hello? Thank you. It's a real pleasure to be here with you. You write that economic inequality has left the United States particularly vulnerable to shock such as health, climate and economic crises. How So? How? Khun Inequality Macon economy more vulnerable to an already dangerous shock. So sometimes we say the word inequality. We just think that it It just means something about money Writer just means people in poverty. But really, what it means is that there are thes fragilities had been created across our economy and across our society. You know, when you think back to February, just his cove in 19 was coming on to into the our country. And in so many workplaces across the country. People didn't even have the right to a paid sick day. They maybe didn't have access to affordable health care if they fear that they were sick. Those kinds of fragilities that air created by unequal access to good jobs are the kind of fragilities that made our society much more vulnerable to this crisis, then our economic competitors So what needs to happen that in your view? One of the first places we need to look is to make our society more resilient to shocks in the future. We need to make workers and their families more resilient. So that starts with a bucket of policies such as paid leave, making sure that people have access to safe and affordable childcare, making sure that people have access Teo, I'm safe and affordable. High quality health care, But then we also need to fix some of the big distortions in our economy caused by this massive inequality. United States is an economy where firms have become increasingly concentrated over time. Where in more and more industries there's fewer and fewer big firms that are doing the most business. Sort of squeezing out the little guy. This crisis is only going to exacerbate that. Finally, we need to make sure that we have a tax system that provides the revenue. The government needs to be prepared for crises as well as to do the day in and day out Work of government. We gave these massive tax cuts in 2017 to those at the top of the income distribution. Starving government of its capacity to act. We need to rethink that. You understand, Of course, that you're waiting into very political waters here. There are very different visions about what is important and essential in an economy like the United States and this administration argues That they created one of the best economies that anyone has seen in recent history when we consider when the pandemic struck, Ah, unemployment was at a historic low and indeed Given the very low level of unemployment that we saw in 2019 and 2018 economists would have predicted that wages would have risen much faster, especially for workers at the lower end of the wage spectrum. So while the economy was growing It also had these underlying fragilities and because of those tax cuts, we were unprepared for a crisis that experts had warned the government could happen now we know The challenge is due to climate change are right around the corner. The organization responsible for predicting hurricanes for this year, has predicted so many that they're going to run out of letters of the alphabet. And yet The administration right now is saying, Well, why don't we take money from the federal Emergency management system that helps with with hurricanes and give that money to help unemployed people sort of robbing Peter to pay Paul and so we can have arguments about how strong you want economic growth to be, but the proof is in the pudding. What we see is an economy that was incredibly fragile because had been terribly mismanaged. Heather Boucher is the president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Thank you very much. Thank you. It's been a real pleasure. It's a fact face masks can reduce the spread of Corona virus. But there's no reason we can't look good in them. The need for this new accessory has unleashed a wave of creativity. Take entrepreneur Ryan Glenn's handmade cloth too sure, which features a bunch of like diamonds and right stones on a piece of material that shine very sparkly in the sunlight. Glen has already sold thousands of these bedazzled masks on Etsy. In fact, the Internet is filled. With these unique pieces. Social media is where you'll also find influencers wearing name brands think Gucci and loot all even printing.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:25 min | 10 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on KOMO

"Violence and things that happened in Sunday downtown, they decided to call their offer. What I've been seeing a lot of accidents, people leaving Seattle, but I haven't seen an actual transaction fall apart because the fire is afraid to live in Seattle and tell Monday Now we reached out to the mayor's office to get a response to this issue, and they're not commenting on the matter. We also reached out to another real estate broker. And a condo association president in Capitol Hill near the East Precinct. We've learned that some other people have moved or expressed interest in moving out of the area. Zan Communist State Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery held its second meeting today as lawmakers grapple of how to deal with a budget shortfall. Economist Heather Boucher with Washington Center for Equitable Growth Tells the committee that America is facing extraordinary challenges in its recovery effort. Mental All this at this moment in time is if the economic challenges that we're facing are 100% because we have not had the capacity of the institutions have been capable of keeping this Corona virus in check compared to other countries, and so the economic damage has been much greater and more far would change, then needed to be Boucher says the way taxes are collected should be reconsidered in Washington, many lawmakers say the idea of an income tax is a nonstarter. Another school district is letting parents know that in person classes will not be happening this fall. North Shore School District Superintendent Michele Read sent a memo to families saying guidance from Seattle King County Public Health indicates that it's not safe to reopen schools in person at this time. Time to start the school year with 100% distance Learning model. Yesterday, the Kent School District decided they'll also begin the school year with online learning. Other districts are considering the same options to achieve racial equity and education experts say. People who make decisions need the right perspective. Comas Ryan Harris is more from a group discussion for many kids from communities of color. The pandemic came as a relief because it meant they haven't had to face racist comments or bullying. But it's not just in their face racism or even often. Eurocentric learning materials leaders in education like Drayton Jackson central Kits have school board members say it's unlikely to change when older white people make the decisions can't be mad at anything that is going on because there's nobody sitting there to give them a perspective on what I found getting on that boat, but there was a lot of perspectives that they did not have, and the voice needed to be there. Many educators and administrators say the pandemic and the larger discussion about racial equity are an opportunity to make really changes. Which they say need to include the voices of the kid's getting the education. Ryan Harris camo News, About 100 staff members of UW medicine will get layoff notices due to the continuing financial pressures caused by the Corona virus pandemic. The layoffs are based on an extensive review. Impacted programs include lad medicine, population, Health, information technology and Voluntary psychiatric care. The majority of those workers impacted have already been notified. All notifications are expected to be complete within the next two weeks in Washington Interscholastic Activities Association had a board of directors meeting today to update plans for high school fall sports, including football. New plan is to start football in the early spring of 2021. Homo news time. 9 40 from the hardly exterior sports desk. Pandemic ultras plans for a new NFL stadium in Los Angeles almost.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

04:24 min | 10 months ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on KOMO

"Worldwide. The indictment was filed in Washington state unsealed today. The Chinese Embassy in Washington, D. C. Has no comment. We're asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance where a mask President Trump today, urging Americans to mask up as he held his first White House Corona virus briefing in months, ABC News Washington correspondent Andy Field monitored that briefing joins us with the update. Andy is we were at work and play. What did we miss? What did the guy what? What did the president say? Well, it's a much more subdued Corona virus briefing that we've seen in the past. There were no medical experts. There it was. Lady you did not get the band back together was a solo act by President Trump. And it was pretty somber. This was Teleprompter President Trump. He read off cards, for the most part, answer just a few questions and left. I stayed pretty much on message, but it was a much more somber message we have heard in the past. The bottom line, saying, Look, he realizes this is not going away that it's going to get worse before it gets better. These are things, he said. But he offered some encouragement, thinking that The vaccines and treatments are well along the way, and that could be something to look forward to here. But he also told, uh, folks wear a mask. This is something that he kind of poo pooed in many of his supporters, actually. We're rejecting because the president wasn't worried. Now he's saying they should wear a mask, even though he continues for the most part not to wear a mask in public. You mentioned Dr Anthony Fauci was not there when other conspicuous absence was task Force leader and Vice President Mike Pence. Where was he? Well, he was actually out in South Carolina today at a education for him talking about Getting schools back and the problems they're having in the Sunbelt with all the virus. And case increases there. He was also doing a little bit of campaigning so that it was his reason there. But Dr Fatuous on CNN earlier saying that he didn't get an invitation, he did say he spoke of the president about a week ago, but I wasn't invited there. Someone asked about slouchy and Dr Burke's not being there, and the president simply replied Dr Burke Burke standing just outside the door, so that was a little weird that the medical experts On a medical problem worth there today. These are supposed to happen daily or nearly daily, according to the White House wonder on Thursday if Dr Fauci will be invited because Andy he throws out the first pitch in the first game of the Washington Nationals, right? Yeah, It's going to be an odd first pitch because there won't be anyone in this hand so, but he is a big baseball fan, and he is a big national fan. So I think he's excited about that. People course could see that on TV. One of the other interesting things that came up with the news conference today was Julian Maxwell. But this is the woman who Was the associate of Jeffrey Epstein. Both of them were charged with child sex trafficking. Epstein was found dead. Uh, they think it was a suicide in his own jail cell. Julian Maxwell, now in prison as well facing similar charges. The president knows her well. He's been too many parties and was acquaintances with her in Palm Beach when he lived out there. He was asked about this accused sex trafficker and his response was. I haven't followed the case. I wish her well. Interesting, Thanks as always, for the update from Washington, D. C. That's ABC news correspondent and he field The state Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery held its second meeting today as lawmakers grapple with how to deal with a budget shortfall. Economist Heather Boucher with the Washington senator for Equitable Growth, tells the committee that America is facing extraordinary challenges in its recovery efforts. Fundamental to all this at this moment in time is if the economic challenges that we're facing are 100% because we have not had the capacity of the institutions have been capable of keeping this Corona virus in check. Trees. And so the economic damage has been much greater and more far would change then needed to be, Boucher says. The way taxes are collected should be converted. Considered in Washington, Many lawmakers say the idea of an income tax is a nonstarter. It is 6 20 year coma, Propel insurance Money Update now and Jim Tesco with the numbers. Stocks finished mixed today, the Dow Jones industrial average rising 159 points..

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"heather boucher" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

"Was saying the we'd miss the opportunity since the financial crisis to sit of think big about you know e not just the lessons of that regulation a lap but but how we wanted to reorient asas ati and our economies is this part of the should definitely be part of it looking again at low what the real lived experiences of the world of work in britain today and how we can make that better how we can make it better paid but also more secure and more dignified should be one of the you know the big changes that we bring to our economy having being through this horrendous experience torsten it's very inspiring saying how you've rebuilt jill life after what sir thank sheriff therapies an amazing thing our economic letter anyone so it joined now from washington by heather boucher who is the executive director of the center for equitable growth at which campaigns and and what from some of the issues that we were just talking about with tools bell had that it's great to have you with us oh it's a pleasure thank you a match just tell us first of all about this issue of overtime pay in the united states and you know guaranteed higham minima overtime we don't have anything like what you've got in the you have to tell us a bit about us experience including the recent us experience on this yes certainly overtime pay has been an issue that it's been on the policy agenda effort over a century and a half on here in the eu as it's the idea that people should be paid more than their usual wage if they were more than the standard number of hours and an it was kotor fight into law for the nation as a whole as a part of the nineteen and 38 fair labor standards act which is still to this day the most important piece of legislation around two wages an hours in the united states it sort of the foundation for our labour standards rules and what it did was it said is it or were.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"And he can't very well negotiate the can't very well trade votes and it's not within the confines of the united states i mean we do have alaska because so big it became a state certainly a hawaii because of political process of political purpose became estate were uh and also i didn't do you remember when those of us who are still alive you know when alaska and hawaii became states think had been there forever his 1960 and so this state business takes a very very long time saw going to happen in puerto rico just ain't gonna happen all right coming up twitter and facebook and they're being used by russia we knew that to manipulate voters and that was happening and now they are actually in one case uh coordinating and cooperate with us government the other one sort of a lawsuits going on and i'll tell you about this investigation and the only person that seems to think that there is no russian never was russian involvement happens to be president trump and no matter what he says in a white there's connections all over the place i'll share kfi a m six forty all right let's go ahead do amy king majority whip steve scalise has returned to the house for the first time since being shot at a congressional baseball practice in june he says he's grateful for all the love and support he's received any happy to be back at work news brought to you by socal honda dealers president trump says congress has the potential to provide what he calls a middleclass miracle by reforming and simplifying the country's tax code we will cut taxes for the every day hard working americans people that work so long so hard and they've been forgotten trump says his plan the first twelve thousand dollars someone earns well be taxfree and apob double that amount for married couples trump says he also wants to lower corporate taxes and get rid of the marriage death an alternative minimum tax heather boucher with a washington center for equitable growth says trump's tax plan is not well rounded of tax reform become simply tax.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Live with details morning conor good morning at in this comes after uncertainty over wear homes was that had lasted four months with victims of the aurora theater shooting in their families arguing they should know where he was serving his time well now we know james holmes has been moved to a federal penitentiary in allenwood pennsylvania where it is that these state had apparently been waiting to move homes out of its system but wanted to wait until it had a spot at a facility with adequate security that has now happened in homes in pennsylvania as of this morning reporting live in denver connors sri koa newsradio to washington dc president trump is promising tax relief to the middle class unveiling that plan yesterday he says it's a big win for most americans this is a once in a generation opportunity and i guess it's probably something i could say that i am very good at i've been waiting for this for a long time his plan would slash corporate taxes and nearly doubled the standardised reduction or deduction rather for individuals it would also do away with most itemised deductions the big question this morning is how much is it going to cost economists heather boucher says it could be a mess to deal with for congress if tax reform becomes simply tax cuts as this proposal appears to be congress will need to reverse as cuts in the future or at the resulting revenue losses will four hearst cuts to court a program some lawmakers have called it a payout for the wealthy but the president rejects that notion executives from one of the biggest names and social media will be on capitol hill today that's in connection with the investigation into russian interference in last year's election twitter is prepared to appear before house and senate intelligence committee investigating the spread of phony news story he's on social media and the russian agents behind them their goal was to spread dissension was the split our country apart and they did a pretty good job senator mark warner the top democrat on the senate intelligence panel said the investigation seeks to understand how the russians manipulated twitter and facebook which just turned over adds supposedly from american activists but actually came from russia aaron katersky abc news new york and the president says he's never been a.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"For workers to organize to bargain collectively on behalf of raising wages in their workplaces which is something that has become increasingly difficult for for workers um another thing that did a economics economists are increasingly i'm trying to understand is whether or not having high tax rates for those at the top actually encourages firms to invest that that those dollars instead of giving higher incomes to their very highly paid employees do they take that money and actually invested in the firm which could increase productivity and and hopefully lead to wage gains are actually using give wage gains weren't generally incite firms there anything we can do to encourage that while i think weather if you continue to lower tax rates for those at the very top it creates incentives for those folks to try to add at when it comes to call rentseeking try to get captured those gains because they get to keep all the money rather than having to give any of that back to the federal government whereas in areas when we've had higher taxes at the top it creates less of incentives to have that widening inside workplaces which gives which creates more funds available to a workers more fairly heather boucher is with washington center for equitable growth to spying on capitol hill widow forum hosted by the house democrats on the ways and means committee and they're also some other members not on the committee on the democratic side who have been asking questions including tom swazi from new york you just heard other people on the panel include bruce bartlett who is a former deputy treasury secretary for economic policy into president reagan and george hw bush sent hanlin who worked as a special assistant on economic policy for princeton obama now central american progress and charging kwang with a center on budget and policy priorities hearings he's been radio we're going to leave this life graham on capitol hill.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Washington i've known him since four and back in the early 2000s when when they were enacting these bush tax cuts would expiration dates i said to grow with this terrible tax policy why are we doing this and he said don't worry they'll never them to expand expire boetsch us re extend them forever and eventually people will figure out but there were more or less permanent and that's orkla and i thought that was just the height of irresponsibility and keep in mind i was on his side moved bruce bartlett was in the reagan and george hw bush administration's for two minutes thank you very much mr chairman embattled leader democrat restore connecticut adjusted to my colleagues deserve report out called corporate tax cuts booth heat el pais not jobs it's a study that stuck by the institute of of politics and it addresses the issue of lowering the tax burden and whether or not it will lead to more and better jobs they looked at 92 publicly on on health corporation reported at us profit between two thousand eight and two thousand fifteen paid less than twenty percent of their earnings in federal income tax on and they job growth was a negative one percent between two thousand eight two thousand sixteen so i think it's important to get hold of this report take a look at it on the my question is two on on heather boucher i in your written testimony you encourage policymakers to coach focus on the poorest families in the youngest children given the evidence suggests the benefits of additional income and crop uh i've introduced leader pelosi ranking member nearly.

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"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"heather boucher" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"On the same tired trickle down agenda as always democrats again will continue to demand jobcreating wage raising a tax reform let's not one penny in breaks to the wealthiest one percent at the heart of the republican strategy is the fuzzy now of dynamic scoring that that tell families that tux tax cuts the wealthy pay for themselves that is indeed deceptive we know the cost of the republican tax plan will be catastrophic for our budget and for the future of working people in our country it will explode the deficit heading trillions of dollars to the deficit it will use a back door it'll be a back door attempt to devastate the bedrock initiative stanley's relied on like medicare medicaid and social security is a swindle of the american people selling the same blueprint the failed trickle down back bush tax cuts the rich did that did not create jobs and only increase the deficit it looks set is triggers a massive opportunity cost blocking critical domestic jobcreating investment such as infrastructure education and job training which dupree money to the treasury nothing brings more money to the treasury and investing in education early childhood casey trial higher education postcrash all that and lifetime learning that we want to repeat reduced the deficit we should increase our investments in education not in tax cuts for the high end behind the pumpkins date framework and deceptive math the american people find a billionaires billionaires first tax plan that fails the middle class today we're honor to be joined by distinguish for the back of experts on taxes who will share their insight on tax reform ons of honor to be sitting here with our ways and means committee under leadership of mr neil with our former chair mr levin and the chair of the ranking on the subcommittee are for this subject line daggett as well as the other members we all honor to welcome bruce bartlett who helped draft the 1980 when tax cut when when the staff of representative jack kemp a hero to many of us here thank you spend it lost heroes to us here heather boucher executive director and chief economist washing center for equitable growth hanlen senior fellow center for american private teaching chuan.

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